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10 Aug, 2009

Talisker 18 years old

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Talisker

Talisker 18 years old (45,8%, OB 2007) – 87/100

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24 Jul, 2009

Caol Ila 1982 (Duncan Taylor)

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: Caol Ila

Caol Ila 26yo 1982 (54,6%, Duncan Taylor 2008, for The Nectar, cask #2738, 279 btl.) – 89/100

10 Jun, 2009

New Daily Drams: High Dark Plan / Auk’s Choir / Ciao All

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: * News

Three new releases in the Daily Dram series: High Dark Plan, Auk’s Choir and Ciao All.

26 Apr, 2009

GlenDronach sells out in Belgium

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: * News

Three weeks ago, GlenDronach launched the new range of 12yo, 15yo and 18yo malts and already the first 3000-bottle consignment has sold out in Belgium.

01 Mar, 2009

top list

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In:

Tasting and scoring whisky is quite personal, and the same whisky can appeal less or more at different moments. So don’t take this ranking too serious. A 90+ score simply means a whisky was able to make my day.   96 Glen Grant 21 yo (70° proof, G&M 1960’s, securo cap)   95 Brora 30yo 1976 (55,1%, DL Platinum 2007, cask […]

18 Feb, 2009

Daily Dram – Undercover

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: * News|Ardbeg|Bowmore|Lagavulin|Laphroaig

Tasting notes of the new Daily Dram Undercover bottlings:
Undercover n°1 – Lagavulin 14y 1994 (53,1%, Daily Dram 2008, 196 btl.)
Undercover n°2 – Talisker 24y 1984 (51,9%, Daily Dram 2008, 82 btl.)
Undercover n°3 – Ardbeg / Laphroaig / Bowmore vatting (57,5%, Daily Dram 2008, 320 btl.)

16 Feb, 2009

Whisky festival Gent – first impressions

Posted by: Ruben Luyten In: * News

Impressions of the 2009 whisky festival in Gent, with tasting notes of the following whiskies:

BenRiach 20y (43%, OB 2008)
BenRiach 13y Maderensis Fumosus (46%, OB 2008, Madeira finish)
Girvan 18y 1989 Raw Cask (56,7%, Blackadder 2008)
Bruichladdich X4 (50%, OB 2008, 6000 btl.)
Arran 12y
Arran sherry cask
Arran Pomerol finish
Arran 4y peated

12 Feb, 2009

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Posted by: Ruben Luyten In:

More tasting notes from our friends Cask Strength by Neil & Joel Connosr a social whisky network Edinburgh Whisky Blog by Lucas & Chris Karuizawa Collection by Joeri Malt Fascination by Sjoerd Malt Madness by Johannes Master Quill by Alexander Nonjatta by Chris Onversneden by Johan Slowdrink by Peter TWE blog by Tim and others Wardrobe of whisky […]

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  • Gal(WhiskyIsrael): Just tasted this one. WOW. i am very very impressed Ruben. Amazing BFYB for 40 euro. this feels much older and so complex. WOW again. dang!
  • bakerman: I will look for the cheaper unpeated Caol Ila as I am interested to compare it with the younger versions released earlier (8 and 12 years). I will als
  • WhiskyNotes: It may be just a detail, but I said "a relatively modest price increase", not a modest price! It's true that the price is heavy, especially because I

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WhiskyNotes - Ruben LuytenThis blog is my personal collection of impressions, written while searching for the ultimate single malt whisky.